Palestinian dill, almond and cranberry salad

Hello everyone, Here I am again after a wonderful trip to Israel, the West Bank and Jordan, from which I brought back the recipe I am presenting today. I discovered this wonder at the end of my stay, in a Palestinian restaurant in Tel Aviv. I was intrigued by the combination off dill, almond and…

Beetroot hummus

I love mezze, antipasti, tapas… Everything that relates to aperitif! Who never ate so many appetizers, to the point of not being hungry any more at the moment of having their main course? In my opinion, appetizers are much more interesting and appetizing than main courses: they usually have beautiful colors, are presented in the…

Pumpkin and chestnut cream soup

Autumn has arrived! No more summery dresses and sandals! Wind is cooler, days are shorter, leaves have started becoming golden and falling. This pleased me because autumn goes hand in hand with pumpkin and chestnuts, two seasonal products that I love. With these cooler temperatures, the body needs nutritious and comforting foods, like a good thick soup. Thus the…

Sun-dried tomato and almond pesto

The summer dishes extravaganza continues with this sunny recipe. Four ingredients, minimal preparation time and plenty of flavor, what more? I have created this recipe because my parents brought me a significant amount of almonds from Sardinia. I wanted to use them quickly, before they become rancid. Originally, I wanted to make a pesto for pasta. The result…

Traditional Greek cuisine: tzatziki

Today I am sharing with you a perfect summer recipe: Greek tzatziki. I discovered and immediately fell in love with this dish while traveling around Greece, on the beautiful Corfu island. It is also popular in Turkey under the name ‘cacik’ (pronounced “djadjik”). This fresh and creamy dish made of yogurt and cucumbers will make…

Melting in the mouth bell pepper salad

Iconic summer vegetable, bell pepper is both beautiful and delicious. Through its various colors, it will bring a sunny vibe to your table: red pepper gives a dazzling touch to your salads, green pepper will brighten up your tomato dishes, while yellow pepper can illuminate aratatouille. In addition to its beautiful colors, bell pepper is an alkalizing…

Focus on the South: gazpacho andaluz

Refreshing, thirst-quenching and especially delicious, gazpacho Andaluz is one of my favorite summer recipes. This is a cold soup from southern Spain. Quick to prepare, it is perfect for filling up with vegetables. Its beautiful color will add a nice touch to your summer tables. Even skeptics of the soup will be convinced!

Japanese freshness: cucumber, wakame and sesame salad

Here is one of my favorite salads, a classic of Japanese cuisine. Refreshing, simple and quick to prepare, it will be great for your sushi and okonokiyaki nights, or as a side to a bowl of ramen. Rich in fiber, antioxidants, vitamins and trace elements, seaweeds are nutritious in addition to being delicious. Cucumber contains antioxidants, copper and…

Red lentils soup – a Turkish recipe

Here is another recipe I brought back from a trip: a smooth, creamy  red lentils soup. I used to enjoy it as a starter when I travelled around Turkey, but I prepare it often as a main course at home. Red lentils do not require soaking nor long cooking time, so this recipe is perfect for…